Inspiring client-centered care through community-wide collaboration.
The Idaho TCOM Institute promotes collaboration amongst system partners to standardize the delivery and application of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS). Thus, enabling greater collaboration around needs and strengths of client assisting Idaho’s Youth Empowerment Services (YES) System of Care to increase effectiveness of service to children, youth and families. This is achieved through three primary elements:
- CANS Governance Committee
- CANS Learning Collaboratives
- CANS Training Network
These elements work in unison to manifest practical outcomes in the Institute's values:
- Person-centered care
- Collaborative decision making
- Accurate consensus-based care
- Local contributors
If you have questions, comments or would like to see how you can be involved, please use the contact form below or email ITI@dhw.idaho.gov.
The CANS certification training is an overview of the Idaho CANS. At the end of this two-part training, participants will be able to administer and reliably complete the CANS and the CANS certification exam.
Select the dates below to register for the specific trainings.
- 5/18/2021 - 5/19/2021 from 9:30am-1:30pm MST
- 6/8/2021 - 6/9/2021 from 8:30am-12:30pm PST
- 6/29/2021 - 6/30/2021 from 1:00pm-5:00pm MST
- 7/13/2021 - 7/14/2021 from 8:30am-12:30pm MST
- 7/27/2021 - 7/28/2021 from 8:30am-12:30pm MST
- 8/9/2021-8/10/2021 from 12:30pm-4:30pm MST
- 8/24/2021 - 8/25/2021 from 8:30am-12:30pm MST
- 9/7/2021 - 9/8/2021 from 8:30am-12:30pm MST
- 9/21/2021 - 9/22/2021 from 8:30am-12:30pm MST
- 10/5/2021 - 10/6/2021 from 12:30pm-4:30pm MST
- 11/2/2021 - 11/3/2021 from 8:30am-12:30pm PST
- 11/16/2021 - 11/17/2021 from 1:00pm-5:00pm MST
- 12/6/2021 - 12/7/2021 from 8:30am-12:30pm MST
*Three contact hours" are offered for participating in the CANS In Practice training. It is your responsibility to ensure that this training meets continuing education criteria for your respective licensing board and that the trainer’s level of education is at or above your own level of education.
- Social workers can find continuing education information here.
- Counselors and Family Therapists can find continuing education rules here.
The CANS In Practice Training provides an understanding of how to use the CANS in collaborative treatment planning. Participants will be able to describe how the CANS can be used to develop a Theory of Change that structures the treatment plan, addressing needs and using strengths towards achieving goals.
|Date / time||webex link to register||trainer(s)|
|May 11, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm MST||Webex Link||
Karen Gonzalez, LMSW; Dedra Sanna, LCPC
June 8, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm MST
Debbie Seaich, LMSW; Karla Enriquez
July 13, 2021 12:30pm-3:30pm MST
Cheryl Gimmeson, LMSW; Brad Lambson, LMFT
October 20, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm MST
Josie Russell-Adkins, LPCP; Bethany Blank, LMSW
November 30, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm MST
Craig Herzog, LCSW
December 15, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm MST
Hillary Haro, LMSW and Almedina Toomey, LMSW
Idaho CANS Learning Collaborative Meetings
|Eastern Idaho CANS Learning Collaborative||Monday, May 10th, 2021 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST via Webex only||
Meeting number (access code): 133 054 3778
Meeting password: RJfYn5sGB32 (75396574 from phones and video systems)
|Eastern Idaho CANS Learning Collaborative||Monday, June 14th, 2021 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST via Webex only||
Meeting number (access code): 133 903 2920
Meeting password: fePkmHAT539 (33756428 from phones and video systems)